Category Archives: Versus

Poll Position: Who’s Best

After a three week spell deciding who is the best version of certain famous DC comics characters, this week we're returning to our original set-up of Poll Positions that will lead into lists. However, I'm not quite ready to let go of the "which of these characters is the best version" format quite yet. So, are there any other characters who have had multiple versions whilst still retaining the same name? And is there any topical reason to do a list? Hmmm. Oh wait, Doctor Who.

Seen as Peter Capaldi has recently announced that the up-coming series will be his last, now seems like a rather appropriate time to decide Who is the best Doctor, or, to shorten the question, who's best? We're only counting the 12 numbered Doctors, so the late great John Hurt does not count (R.I.P).

Poll Position: Who Is The Best Robin

So, we've now had two polls focusing on classic DC characters who've had more than one person take up the mantel, both with fairly predictable results if we're being honest. And so to complete the trilogy, this week we're looking at what I'm expecting to be the most predictable of the lot. And it's rather topical, considering the subject of this weeks What Were They Thinking?. So for this weeks poll we want to know who you guys think was the best incarnation of Batman's most famous side-kick. We're only counting those who have taken the name in mainstream DC continuity, so no multiverse, elseworlds or possible future versions.

Poll Position: Who Is The Best Green Lantern

So, following on from last weeks poll, where we looked at who the best Flash was, this week we're looking at another DC icon that was reinvented from the Golden Age to the Silver Age and then numerous times since, Green Lantern. You can choose who your favourite is from all of the human characters to have held the title of Green Lantern in DC continuity. We are not counting any of the alien characters who are part of the Green Lantern Corps, just the humans who own green power rings.

Poll Position: Who Is The Best Flash

This week we're going to do something a bit different than usual on poll position. Rather than doing a poll that will lead to a list, we're just going to have a self contained poll. No suggestions, no list. Now the reason why is simple. There are many famous instances in comics of a hero taking up the mantel of another hero (Sam Wilson taking up the Captain America role from Steve Rogers for example). However, there are only three examples of this happening where more than one character was given the opportunity to not only make a mark on the role but to make it their own. And probably the most famous of those three is The Flash. So this week, I want to know who, in your opinion, is the best of the 4 men to have taken up the mantel of the Scarlet Speedster.

Poll Position: Best X-Men Team Member

Ok guys, classic style poll for this week. Easy premise, who is the greatest member of the X-Men, past and present. We're including all characters who have been a part of the main X-Men team or one of the sub-teams such as X-Factor or X-Force. However, we are not counting characters like Magneto, Juggernaut, Deadpool or Spider-Man, because whilst they may have been a member of the team at some point they are more famous for their roles outside of the team as either villains or solo characters. As per usual, I have given you 10 characters to start and you can add your own suggestions, provided you give both the characters hero identity and real name.

Poll Position: Ranking All Current MCU Films

So, first Poll Position of the new year. So it needs to be something special right? Well, as this year will see the release of 3 Marvel Cinematic Universe Films and edges us ever closer to Marvels end game of the Infinity War, why not do a poll to find out which MCU film people think is the best, and which is the worst. You can vote for as many films as you want once per day, obviously you can't add any films because I've included all of the current MCU films already so there's nothing to add.

Poll Position: Greatest Character Portrayals In Comic Book Movies

The right casting choice can elevate a movie to the next level. Even a bad film can be salvaged by an outstanding performance by one of the cast. And whilst though it is somewhat of a new genre in terms of the history of cinema, the comic book movie genre is a good example of this. Finding the right actor to portray a long established and beloved character is a difficult task, so when it happens, it can be magical. So this week we're going to decide who the best casting choice in the history of comic book movies was. We are looking at any actor to portray a character who originated in a comic book. The film does not have to be a Superhero movie, any film adapted from a comic book property will count.

As per usual, I've given you 10 to start and you can add your own. Please remember that when you add your own entry add them with the actors name and the name of the character they portrayed, along with the movie/ movie series in which they are acting.

Poll Position: Greatest Magic Users In Fiction

Ok, for this weeks poll lets take a look at magic. Specifically, who is the greatest, most memorable and/ or most influential magic user in fiction. Now, we are only looking at magic users in the sense of wizards, witches, warlocks and mages, so no gods or magicians (so people who perform magic tricks but have no magical power), and fiction can cover any of the following; Books, TV, Film and Comics/ Manga, so no real life magicians (who wouldn't count anyway because they don't have any actual magical power).

As usual, I've given you 10 examples to start with, you can add your own, but please make sure you put the series the character is from in brackets next to your submission, otherwise they won't get added to the poll.

Poll Position: Marvels Greatest Superheroine

Sorry this poll is up late guys, I was very busy yesterday.

Anyway, for this weeks poll, we're going to try to decide who is the greatest female hero in the history of Marvel comics. We're including anti-heroes, but no characters who usually come down on the villainous side of the moral spectrum but have occasionally been known to do some good.

As per usual, I've given you 10 to start and you can add your own suggestions. If you do add your own suggestions can you leave them in the same format I have on the poll (so, real name + superhero identity) so we can distinguish easily between characters who have shared the same or similar names.

Poll Position: Greatest Non-American Comic Book Character

Ok guys, for this weeks poll position, we're looking at the greatest characters in comics books that were not born in America. Obviously we are not including aliens or Gods on the list (so Thor doesn't count) only human characters. We are including characters from fictional countries provided we know what continent their home country is in. As per usual, I've given you 10 to start and you can add your own suggestions. If you do add a suggestion please include the characters country of birth and if you suggestion is from a fictional country please also include the continent.